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Sodium Fluoride In Our Water

Sodium Fluoride is found in toothpastes and 72% of America’s water supply. It is a toxic waste byproduct of many types of heavy industry such as aluminum, steel, fertilizer, glass, fossil fuel, cement and other industries. This is where it comes from and this toxic waste byproduct must be disposed of somewhere… If it were not for fluoride being added to toothpaste and the public water supply of hundreds of millions (if not billions) of people world wide, these manufacturers would have to pay many hundreds of millions of dollars per year to dispose of it properly. As the industries that are producing this toxic by product are some of the most prominent and powerful industries in the world, the political pressures are great to keep fluoride listed as a “healthy additive” and not as a environmental toxin. The negative effects on the general population are both diverse and widespread.

One of the excuses for the Fluoridation of the water supply is to “fight tooth decay” in children. In America, the fluoridation of drinking water agenda started in the 1940′s when “initial studies” were carried out to demonstrate its use as an anti-cavity fighting compound. The studies were conducted in Newburgh, NY in 1945, Grand Rapids, MI in 1945, in Brantford, Ontario in 1945 and finally concluding the study in Evanston, IL in 1947. The study is now being called into question by many doctors as its findings are far from proving anything of benefit. According to Dr. Philip Sutton, author of “The Greatest Fraud: Fluoridation” *A Factual Book, Lorne, Australia, 1996), these above listed studies are actually of dubious scientific quality.

It is notable that the quality of children’s teeth has improved between 1950′s to the present day, however this improvement very much appears to be unrelated to the fluoridation of the country’s drinking water supply. Rather, diet and dental awareness are more likely sources of this marked improvement.

There has yet to be a study which addresses whether the fluoridation of water and toothpaste effects the quality of teeth, while at the same time accounting for and controlling other factors which are known to play a part in dental health.\ such as diet and dental awareness.  (Brushing multiple times per day)

A study headed by Dr. John Yiamouyiannis, took the raw data from a very large study conducted by the National Institute for Dental Research (NIDR) in an attempt to verify the effectiveness of the fluoridation of drinking water in connection to dental health. His conclusions found there to be no decay preventing success and also found there to be very little difference in the DMFT values (the mean number of decayed, missing or filled teeth) in approximately 40,000 children. His findings conclude that it does not matter if children grow up in fluoridated, non-fluoridated or partially fluoridated communities when it comes to the health of their teeth. (Yiamouyiannis, J.A. “Water Fluoridation and Tooth Decay: Results from the 1986-87 National Survey of U.S. Schoolchildren”, Fluoride, 23, 55-67, 1990).

The conclusions of Dr. John Yiamouyiannis are greatly supported by a much larger study which has taken place in New Zealand. The study was conducted by the New Zealand National Health Service plan. This study examined virtually every child in certain age groups. The finding concluded to children in cities with non-fluoridated water had slightly better teeth then those children in fluoridated cities. (Colquhoun, J. “Child Dental Health Differences in New Zealand”, Community Healthy Services, XI 85-90, 1987).

What are the negative effects & health Concerns Associated with the Fluoridation of the water supply?

Among the most recognizable impacts caused by the ingestion of Fluoride is Dental Fluorosis. The effects of this range but are most commonly characterized by surface pitting, brittleness of teeth, opaque – chalky blotching and “rust” colored stains, all of which are found on the surface of teeth, which aside from the more serious and sinister consequences, these effects are very much cosmetically displeasing.

According to some researchers, far more serious and sinister impacts are directly attributed to the ingestion of fluoride. Based on the research of Dr. Phyllis Mullenix, fluoride is found to act in a way that lowers the I.Q. of children (“Neurotoxicity of Sodium Fluoride in Rats”, Mullenix, P. Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 17 (2), 1995).

A study funded by the National Toxicology Program intended to determine the toxicology effects of Fluoride was carried out by Battelle. Dr. Williams Marcus found that the increases in bone cancer, particularly in male rats, is dose – related. The more Fluoride given the more the incidence and onset of bone cancer.

Perhaps just as disturbing is Dr. Marcus later having to question the removal of his concluding to other cancers developed by the rats due to fluoride ingestion by his peer reviewers from his final peer reviewed published studies. Also notable of this study are the levels of fluoride that caused the cancers in the rats are lower then the average amount humans statistically ingest on a daily basis. Dr. Marcus formerly held the position of chief toxicologist for the EPA’s Office of Drinking Water, until his position was terminated in 1991 after his insistence for an unbiased evaluation of fluoride’s cancer causing potential at the current 1ppm (part per million) standard in the drinking water supply. Dr. Marcus rigorously fought his dismissal in the court of law. He won his benchmark case after being able to prove to the courts that his dismissal was politically motivated. His position was then reinstated with the EPA, however there appears to be no record of the study Dr. Marcus so adamantly requested ever having been carried our by the EPA.

How can Sodium Fluoride be avoided?
The best way to avoid Sodium Fluoride is to stop drinking unfiltered tap water. A good reverse osmosis system will remove sodium fluoride along with other harmful chemicals that can be found in many water supplies. Aquasafe RO Systems consistently produce laboratory-grade water that is 100% pure, at pennies per liter. They’re the best way to be sure.

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